I doubt that we will see that because of problems with dividing up the ratings. It might be possible though because the dichotomous rating system of adult or not adult now relies on the personal judgement of one or a very few people. However, do you really trust their judgement. The X, R, PG and G ratings of movies are determined by a very small panel and I, for one, have never trusted the judgement of that small panel. What is R to one person may very well be X to another. Another reason I dislike the movie rating system is because it is used as and was even intended to be used as a form of censorship. I am all for guides and ratings if it can be used to help people to decide what they wish to see in a movie or read in a book, but when those guides and ratings are used to prohibit anyone from reading or viewing what they want because of their status or for most any other reason I have a real problem with that. Imagine, you pick out a book that you really want to read and then find it is unavailable to you because of your age, or because you are a woman, or because of your hair color or nationality or whatever. If you would be prone to become indignant about that then you may be seeing my point. On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Jamie Yates, CPhT <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Perhaps someday Bookshare can have multiple rating systems like G, PG, R and > X for books. Then people who don't want X rated books but do want R rated > books can have that option. > > Jamie in Michigan > Currently Reading - Obsession by Jonathan Kellerman > > Christmas SALE - scrubs starting at $8.99 at UniformCity.com > > --- On Tue, 12/9/08, Cindy Rosenthal <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > From: Cindy Rosenthal <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Adult rating or not? > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 4:51 AM > > Bearing in mind that some members might not want to > read books with profanity or obscenity, torture or a > lot of sex, explicit or suggested, although I don't > rate them Adult I do put in the long synopsis that the > book contains whatever it is that I think such readers > might want to know about. I do rate some things adult, > usually books that have graphic descriptions of sexual > acts that to me are coarse or unpleasant. Parents of > children and young adults who think their children are > mature enough to read anything they want can give > their permission--there is a form for this I > understand--and then they can download whatever they > want. > Cindy > WISH LIST (CALLED REQUESTED ADDITIONS TO THE BOOKSHARE COLLECTION)IS > AVAILABLE > AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/wish_list/wish_list.htm > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > A LIST OF BOOKS CURRENTLY BEING SCANNED IS AVAILABLE AT > http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ > www.lljfm.net/bookshare/home.htm > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a > list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject > line. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.